Okay, but buying smart bulbs, plugs and window blinds wouldn’t mean much if they were still hard to set up, right? Well, SamMobile reported on the release of an update to Nearby Device Scanning, which will make the process easier than ever before.
As a quick refresher, Nearby Device Scanning is a feature that comes with most Samsung smartphones and tablets. It was initially designed to scan in the background for your Galaxy Watch 4 or Buds 2 Pro, and allow you to connect to them effortlessly through a notification. But now, the function is expanding to include Matter Easy Pair too.
Matter allows you to link up all of your Smart Home tech and control it via your Smartphone.
This basically removes the barrier put down by smart home tech of the past, as back then each brand had its own connectivity standard. Now, as long as a device has the Matter logo, it will get along with your Samsung SmartThings or Google Home set up. And it also allows you to use either brand’s app too.
This certainly goes with Samsung’s unveiling of their latest SmartThings Station, which aims to be among the most affordable and approachable smart home hubs. This dedication to quality-of-life improvements might make 2023 the year of the smart home, so you may want to start planning for some smarter home improvements.